About Ava Saddles
Ava Saddles was set up by Claire Fitzmaurice in 2007. As an event rider, trainer and saddle fitter, Claire had become frustrated with the range of saddles available on the market. “I’d seen so many riders struggling to find a saddle that really fitted their horse that I realised I needed to do something about it,” Claire explains. “So I set about designing the Ava range. A well-fitting saddle makes a huge difference to horses and their riders and should become an integral part of horse-care and management.”
Claire has more than twenty years’ experience as a rider and trainer and this has helped her design a range of saddles that work for both horse and rider. Ava saddles offer a high quality yet affordable option for the rider looking to achieve their best and safeguard their horse’s health and well-being.
At Ava Saddles we understand that buying a new saddle is both an exciting and confusing time. We pride ourselves on offering a personalised service and our experienced team will guide you through and make sure that your saddle is exactly right for both you and your horse. Our saddles have been tried and tested – have a look at our testimonials page to see how an Ava saddle has helped other riders!
After three saddle fitters all struggled to sort me out, Ava came to the rescue with an absolute perfect solution.
Joanne Mulloy, Cowling, West Yorkshire
The fitting and aftercare service was like nothing I have ever experienced before, Claire has a fantastic eye for detail and is incredibly thorough, I am 100% happy with my Ava saddles!
Emma Littlewood, Leeds
Just a note to say how delighted I am with my new dressage saddle. I have been struggling to find a saddle to fit for three years and have have tried at least four different makes which have been disasters!
Tracey and Texas
Claire is excellent at fitting and you can be confident she will get you & your horse(s) comfortable.
Jenny Stone, Lancashire
Love our new Ava calfskin Gp Saddle with Swarovski crystals. My boy is so much happier and his way of going is superb!
Joanne Robinson, Wirral
Her jumping is much freer too as she’s able to use her shoulders more effectively with the saddle being made to measure.
Denise & Vicki Jarvis, Falkirk, Scotland
My horse now moves freely in all paces and is no longer tight in his back. I have received a first class service, so will be recommending AVA to everyone.
Thoroughly enjoying both saddles been out jumping too, thank you xx
Hilary Whiteside, Surrey
From the first time she had the new saddle on she looked more relaxed and moved more freely. Six months on and she is a different horse.
Judith Warr, Bradford
My Ava saddle was fitted by Claire, in Spring 2016. I have not looked back since.
Alison Elliot, Paisley, Scotland
Six months on I can honestly say that these saddles are worth every penny. We are all so much more comfortable!
Julie Grimshaw, Lancashire
A year on the difference in Jake is amazing! He is now using himself more effectively ... and my physio has commented on how supple he is in his back